Drake & Nicki Minaj Lead Nominations For BET Awards 2024

By Tony M. Centeno

May 16, 2024

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Drake and Nicki Minaj take the lead with the most nominations for the BET Awards 2024.

On Thursday, May 16, BET shared the full list of nominees ahead of the annual awards show next month. Drake received seven nominations in categories like Album of the Year for his For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition as well as Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and more. Nicki Minaj comes in second with six nominations including Album of the Year for Pinky Friday 2 plus Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Best Collaboration. Meanwhile, J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA and Victoria Monet all scored five nominations each.

In addition to the nominees, BET also revealed a slew of performers who will hit the stage during the show. GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét are all expected to perform on the Culture's Biggest Night. Their performances will follow a week full of events during the BET Experience 2024. There will be two live concert lineups featuring performances by Cardi B, Davido, Gunna, The Roots, Common, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, and plenty more. Fans will also get to enjoy comedy shows, the 106 & Park Stage, a roller-skating rink curated by DJ Mustard, and other exciting activities.

Fans can begin voting for the Viewer’s Choice Award on June 6 until June 30. The show will air live on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. on BET. See the full list of nominees below.

Album Of The Year

11:11 - Chris Brown

A Gift & A Curse - Gunna

American Dream - 21 Savage

Coming Home - Usher

For All The Dogs (Scary Hours Edition) - Drake

Jaguar II - Victoria Monét

Michael - Killer Mike

Pink Friday 2 - Nicki Minaj

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Coco Jones

Doja Cat


Muni Long



Victoria Monét

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Brent Faiyaz

Bryson Tiller

Burna Boy

Chris Brown



October London


Best Group

¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $Ign

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne


Blxst & Bino Rideaux

City Girls


Maverick City Music


Best Collaboration

“All My Life” - Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole

“America Has A Problem (Remix)” - Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar

“Barbie World” - Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua)

“Bongos” - Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion

“Carnival” - ¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti

“Don’t Play With It (Remix)” - Lola Brooke Feat. Latto & Yung Miami

“Everybody” - Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Uzi Vert

“Good Good” - Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage

“Rich Baby Daddy” - Drake Feat. Sexyy Red & SZA

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

Doja Cat


Ice Spice


Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Sexyy Red

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

21 Savage

Burna Boy




J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Wayne

Video Of The Year

“Agora Hills” - Doja Cat

“All My Life” - Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole

“Barbie World” - Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua)

“Bongos” - Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion

“First Person Shooter” - Drake Feat. J. Cole

“Good Good” - Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage

“On My Mama” - Victoria Monét

“Rich Baby Daddy” - Drake Feat. Sexyy Red & SZA

Video Director Of The Year

Benny Boom


Cole Bennett

Dave Meyers

Janelle Monáe & Alan Ferguson



Tyler, The Creator

Best New Artist



Ayra Starr

Bossman Dlow


October London

Sexyy Red


Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

“Award All Of The Glory” - Shirley Caesar

“All Things” - Kirk Franklin

“Angel” - Halle Bailey

“Come Jesus Come” - Cece Winans

“Do You Believe In Love?” - Erica Campbell

“God Problems” - Maverick City Music, Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore

“Me & U” - Tems

“Try Love” - Kirk Franklin

Viewer’s Choice Award

“Agora Hills” - Doja Cat

“All My Life” - Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole

“F*kumean” - Gunna

“Lovin On Me” - Jack Harlow

“Made For Me” - Muni Long

“On My Mama” - Victoria Monét

“Rich Baby Daddy” - Drake Feat. Sexyy Red & Sza

“Sensational” - Chris Brown Feat. Davido & Lojay

“Texas Hold ‘em” - Beyoncé

“Water” - Tyla

Best International Act

Asake (Africa)

Aya Nakamura (France)

Ayra Starr (Africa)

Bk’ (Brazil)

Cleo Sol (UK)

Focalistic (Africa)

Karol Conká (Brazil)

Raye (UK)

Tiakola (France)

Tyla (Africa)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Bellah (UK)

Cristale (UK)

Duquesa (Brazil)

Holly G (France)

Jungeli (France)

Makhadzi (Africa)

Oruam (Brazil)

Seyi Vibez (Africa)

Tyler Icu (Africa)


“16 Carriages” - Beyoncé

“Blessings” - Nicki Minaj Feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard

“Commas” - Ayra Starr

“Fly Girl” - Flo Feat. Missy Elliott

“Hiss” - Megan Thee Stallion

“On My Mama” - Victoria Monét

“Saturn” - SZA

“Yeah Glo!” - Glorilla

Best Movie

American Fiction

Bob Marley: One Love

Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

The Book Of Clarence

The Color Purple

The Equalizer 3

The Little Mermaid

Best Actor

Anthony Mackie

Colman Domingo

Damson Idris

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Idris Elba

Jeffrey Wright

Lakeith Stanfield

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Ayo Edebiri

Coco Jones

Danielle Brooks


Halle Bailey

Issa Rae

Regina King

Youngstars Award

Akira Akbar

Blue Ivy Carter

Demi Singleton

Heiress Diana Harris

Jabria Mccullum

Jalyn Hall

Leah Jeffries

Van Van

Sportswoman Of The Year Award

A’ja Wilson

Angel Reese

Coco Gauff

Flau'jae Johnson

Juju Watkins

Naomi Osaka

Sha'carri Richardson

Simone Biles

Sportsman Of The Year Award

Anthony Edwards

Gervonta Davis

Jalen Brunson

Jalen Hurts

Kyrie Irving

Lebron James

Patrick Mahomes

Stephen Curry

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